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Lionheart

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Loves all live sport. Played rugby codes as a youth, cricket and athletics. Threw away the golf clubs and bought two bikes. Now a gentle road and mountain bike rider and a football fanatic with age. It's so big, we've just got to be part of it. Brisbane Roar member, NQ Cowboys fan.

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Yes, we all see different things, tough job for the coach. I was looking at her striker instincts playing with the speedsters Matildas have out wide, she wasn’t even in the box for most of their crosses. But just saw the squad announced, she’s on the plane. Great to see Sharn Fryer selected as a travelling reserve.

Record crowd sees Matildas ease past China in final Olympics tune-up as Williams farewelled

Enjoyed the game, looking forward to seeing the team named. Hayman has been disappointing in these two games, other than that one great run last night that came to nought. She’s not the answer to an absent Kerr but I expect she’s in the team, otherwise why play her in these two games. Raso, as always, is the key to success, and Ellie now that she’s back fit, but they need a striker, Foord?

Record crowd sees Matildas ease past China in final Olympics tune-up as Williams farewelled

Tegan’s a better keeper anyway, and getting much better experience in England.

Record crowd sees Matildas ease past China in final Olympics tune-up as Williams farewelled

Mary’s a credit to Australia, and to her family. She speaks so nicely, eloquent. With her Barbie Doll out now, she’s quickly becoming the face of the Matildas. She’s had a great second half of the season with Man City and is now acknowledged as one of the best forwards in the EPL. We’re lucky to have her.
Well done to the Adelaide fans too, great turn out.

'Til it's done': Adelaide rejoices as Olympics-bound Matildas live up to their motto at the death

Wallabies would be best comparison

Foord hobbles off as Matildas earn China draw in Olympics warm-up

I’m having a dig Grem (they don’t really have national teams)

Foord hobbles off as Matildas earn China draw in Olympics warm-up

APL should hand it back, they’ve got nothing to lose.
But that is good news Grem. I wonder how that compares to the other codes, you know afl and nrl national teams.

Foord hobbles off as Matildas earn China draw in Olympics warm-up

I missed the first half, sounds like I didn’t miss much but I’m not surprised, the gap’s always been there, between our best and the next (except in goal keeping). Too many get overrated in the A Leagues which is usually dominated by teams with just a couple of good players (usually imports). We need to address the ALW and player development. I’m not sure how many clubs include women in their academy programmes, but all should.
I also think Gustavsson’s wrong, how he builds depth in the team. Last night was typical of what he does – gives four or five a go at a time, and ends up sub’ing them for established players. Surely he would be better to expose them in short stints, one or two per game for 20 or 10 minutes, with the A Team, rather than five in as the core of the team. We also need to toughen up. We miss our enforce Katrina (Minnie) Gorrie in midfield. The women’s game is getting rougher, we need to keep up. Finally, hats off to Shea Fryer, she showed she can mix it at this level in her short stint, well done her.

Foord hobbles off as Matildas earn China draw in Olympics warm-up

We used them as survival aids, as I said, carried them in our survival kit, pen flares were issued to each person. We were lectured on their use by armament technicians on a regular basis, annual supposedly and practised use on time expired flares. I’ve never seen seen anyone abuse them so never seen anyone hurt, always pointed away, held high, safely. But I wouldn’t like to have had one go off in my face. World War Two versions, not around today burned much hotter and are suspected to have caused several fatal aircraft accidents.

Wanderers came from nothing and have returned there: SBS doco explains what went wrong at Western Sydney

the new execs are really trying hard to keep fans informed, truthfully.

Wanderers came from nothing and have returned there: SBS doco explains what went wrong at Western Sydney

Quote is word for word from RSF update. Read for yourself, link to their web page, news, club update. It’s a summary of a session with Club COO, says there’s been a cut of 80% so far but this coming season’s allocations are not yet known.

Wanderers came from nothing and have returned there: SBS doco explains what went wrong at Western Sydney

they’re made as survival aids, misuse can be dangerous esp by untrained kids

Wanderers came from nothing and have returned there: SBS doco explains what went wrong at Western Sydney

they’re not in the same park as the old RBB. Waz sits with the Den, history of infighting but seem to be on track now. They’re right for Roar, hopefully they’ll grow in number.

Wanderers came from nothing and have returned there: SBS doco explains what went wrong at Western Sydney

geez, you must be old

Wanderers came from nothing and have returned there: SBS doco explains what went wrong at Western Sydney

They were part of our survival aids, we had pencil rockets which were much more fun, both dangerous if not careful

Wanderers came from nothing and have returned there: SBS doco explains what went wrong at Western Sydney

Roar Supporters Federation just provided feedback from a meeting with club execs, includes the words ‘reports and commentary made by Adam Peacock and Robbie Slater are substantially well founded’. It’s going to be an interesting season ahead.

Wanderers came from nothing and have returned there: SBS doco explains what went wrong at Western Sydney

they’re illegal, enough said

Wanderers came from nothing and have returned there: SBS doco explains what went wrong at Western Sydney

they’re variable but they rarely fail to bring a decent atmosphere with their chants at Roar home matches.

Wanderers came from nothing and have returned there: SBS doco explains what went wrong at Western Sydney

My young lads (older really) loved it the day a SFC fan got turfed for a flare. It’s the only flare I remember at a Roar game – sacrifical flare occasionally doesn’t hurt, just occasionally.

Wanderers came from nothing and have returned there: SBS doco explains what went wrong at Western Sydney

They had more than 4k Waz. Remember Roar gave up three or four bays at the Milton Road end, plus the normal away bays. I sat in 310, they had from 311 to 318 or 19, three tiers, and others scattered around the stadium. News reports were over 10k away fans

Wanderers came from nothing and have returned there: SBS doco explains what went wrong at Western Sydney

I’ve only encountered the R&B Block up close once, at the 2014 grand final at Suncorp. The house was full and Roar gave up a few extra bays to away fans, about a quarter of the 52k present were away fans. They were great and are still the best fans I’ve encountered, with their music, walk-in pre-game and chants, and their behaviour, rowdy as expected, and loud, but what I remember was good and respectful. I don’t recall any fights or police action, as you’d definitely get at an equivalent NRL/AFL crowd. It’s a pity we’ve lost them.
Thanks for the article Stuart, will have to watch.

Wanderers came from nothing and have returned there: SBS doco explains what went wrong at Western Sydney

but he was a State junior rep player for Qld, so he jumped a few hoops early on

'His dream will be fulfilled': Arnold picks Irankunda for Socceroos despite 'surprise' over teen's comments

Your comments on Nisbett sound just like the scout notes that kept him out of the A League until Ben Cahn took him to Mariners. I guess we’ll see, he’s been our best this season.
Who’s AP? I’m amiss here.

'His dream will be fulfilled': Arnold picks Irankunda for Socceroos despite 'surprise' over teen's comments

I would like to see the statistics. I’ve not missed a Matildas match in Brisbane and agree, there’s plenty of younger females, many more than at Socceroo matches. But there’s equally plenty of older generations male and female. I had plenty of older males sitting around me at both France and Ghana games. In any case (we’re all kind of the same sheet), FA can not afford to take the appeal of the Matildas for granted. That’s my point, their appeal can wane, nothing’s forever.

A-Leagues facing financial oblivion, or just spiteful anti-football media seeking an easy kill?

Brisbane’s being short-changed Waz, like we lost our Australia Cup final to Sydney and get next to no internationals outside FIFA or AFC competitions, and we get but one or two A League matches a month, 13 a year. I agree, but no way do I begrudge Darwin a match and this is probably the best one to give them, despite our miss. There’s a precedence, the two knockouts were played there last season (Jets v Victory, Glory v MacArthur, 17-18 July 23) so we did know it was coming.

A-Leagues facing financial oblivion, or just spiteful anti-football media seeking an easy kill?

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